Blood drive results for December

At the December blood drive held in Rockford by Michigan Blood, Melissa Meitz, donor relations specialist reported that 48 people signed in and 38 units of blood were donated, the equivalent of 114 lives saved. Of those, one was a first-time donor. Donors who reached new gallon levels were Richard Schmich, with a total of […]

Featured Squire employees, Cliff and Nancy Hill

Nancy and Cliff Hill

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Following the background stories of The Rockford Squire’s Publisher Roger Allen and Managing Editor Beth Altena, we, Cliff and Nancy Hill, have been asked to reintroduce ourselves to the paper’s readership. We welcome the opportunity and, at the same time, will lay to rest a question that is frequently asked […]

Rockford wrestlers defeat Grand Haven

Nate Rojas struggles to hold his opponent to the mat.

Rams face tough competition at Holland Tournament  by TIM COOPER Wednesday, Dec. 15, the Rams traveled to Grand Haven to take on the Buccaneers in wrestling action. With the dual starting at 189 pounds, Rockford’s Zach Banaszak stepped on the mat, facing Quintin VanDorn of Grand Haven. Banaszak walked off the mat with a fall […]

WORDS ON WEATHER & CLIMATE — December 23, 2010

Cold More Deadly  by CRAIG JAMES Many people who have looked at the global warming issue, myself included, believe we have much more to fear from a cooling world than a warming one. Data from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics for 2001-2007 shows that 800 more people die every day in the United […]

Rockford’s best-kept winter secret revealed

As the sun sets in the west, (pictured l–r) twin brothers Ben and Alex Norkey, 12, Bridgette Davis, 12, Grace Garner, 12, and Lexi Loop 12, all North Rockford Middle School students, are having a blast. They have been skating on the pond regularly since its early freeze-up and especially appreciate the smooth Zamboni-like surface.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Answering an often-asked community request for an outdoors winter ice-skating rink, the Rockford Lions have again stepped to the plate. Squire readers will recall that in past years the City of Rockford flooded an area behind the Community Cabin, providing a place for children of all ages to ice-skate during […]